Martha Christine Gilman

Friday, January 11, 2019

Martha Christine Gilman, 56, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at her home in Nevada. Martha was born Oct. 12, 1962, in Greeley, Colo. She was united in marriage to David Ellis Gilman on Nov. 20, 1982, in Chanute, Kan., and he survives of the home.

Martha came to Chanute, Kan., at a young age with her family and grew up there and in the Pittsburg, Kan., area. In 1985 she came to Nevada making this her home. Martha worked at Nevada Habilitation Center in food service, Rodeo Grill, and was currently employed by Truman Elementary in food service for the past four years. She was member of Life Church in Nevada. Martha enjoyed playing Bingo at the Elks and the Eagles, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She loved fishing, watching the Kansas City Chiefs, watching CSI, and attending her grandchildrenís activities.

In addition to her husband, David, survivors include three children, Melinda Leon, Nevada, Zackory Gilman, Nevada, and Christina Gilman, Springfield; six grandchildren, Destiny, Dav`id, Meckinize, Monica, Trayvon, and Tyce; mother, Virginia Petty, Chanute, Kan.; two brothers, Charlie Smith, West Virginia, and Dennis Smith, Chanute, Kan.; and two sisters, Charlia Mitchner, Chanute, Kan., and Leona McBride, Colo. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Smith and Paul Smith; and her stepfather, Darold Petty.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastorís Terry Mosher and Lawrence Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Mo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

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